The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) elected four new members to its board of directors earlier this month. They are:

  • Owen Bewley, dairy technical specialist with Prince Agri Products and based in Susquehanna, Pa.
  • Marcia Endres, associate professor and extension dairy specialist, University of Minnesota.
  • Coleen Jones, research associate with Penn State University and diversified ag producer based in Craigsville, Va.
  • David R. Winston, dairy extension specialist at Virginia Tech. 

They succeed retiring directors Larry Muller, Penn State University; Miriam Weber-Nielsen, Michigan State University; JoDee Sattler, Hartland, Wis.; and Todd Kranz, Dublin, Ohio.

Members of the NAIDC Executive Committee for 2009-10 are Chair Barry Putnam, Genex, Ithaca, N.Y.; Vice Chair Luciene Ribiero, APC Inc., Visalia, Calif.; Finance Chair Rob Sheffer, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Albany, N.Y.; Program Chair Kas Ingawa, North Carolina State University and DRMS, Raleigh, N.C.; and Media and Public Relations Chair Cherie Bayer, American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Continuing NAIDC board members include Devin Albrecht, Prairie State/Select Sires, Hampshire, Ill.; Bruce Clark of Northstar Cooperative, Coldwater, Mich.; Jean Conklin, Yankee Farm Credit and dairy producer,   Haverhill, N.H.; Gary M. Hay, Louisiana State University; Tami Tollenaar, Tollenaar Dairy, Elk Grove, Calif.; and Michael Van Amburgh, Cornell University.

The North American Dairy Challenge was established in 2002 as a management contest to incorporate all phases of a specific dairy business. It strives to incorporate a higher-learning atmosphere with practical application to help prepare students for careers in the dairy industry. More than 1,500 students have enhanced their dairy management, communication and business skills through Dairy Challenge, in turn generating highly qualified graduates to lead and further improve the dairy industry.

Learn more information about the Dairy Challenge.


Source: North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge